Friday, June 5, 2009

Ghanaians Discuss AFRICOM & Obama’s Visit

Posted by xcroc under AFRICOM, Africa command, Ghana, Ghana oil, Gulf of Guinea, Obama, foreign policy, recolonize

"This is something that no one among us has the power to do with our sovereignty. It amounts to the attempted robbery of the nation by the force of arms. In a fundamental matter such as this, that has serious implications on our status as an independent nation, that could even mean life or death to Ghanaians, as we have seen in the bombs that continue to fall on marriage ceremonies in Afghanistan, the minimum expectation ought to have been an open democratic national debate and not secretive and conspiratorial manoeuvres."

Nana Akyea Mensah writes in US Military Base In Ghana in response to a feature article on GhanaWeb by Asare Otchere-Darko, Obama’s Visit – What’s In It For Us And U.S.? Otchere-Darko’s article describes and implies that Kufuor did a deal with Bush and General Ward, bringing the Africa Command into Ghana without informing the Ghanaian people. More...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for visiting, for your comment, and for helping spread the word on this subject. I have been following it for some time. I think more Ghanaians need to know about it, and AFRICOM has been targeting Ghana particularly in its "partnering" activities.

Back in February 2008 I wrote AFRICOM, US military bases, and Ghana, which provides more insight into the process by which the US military has been insinuating itself into Ghana, alluded to by Asare Otchere-Darko.

Not everything that has been going on is bad, but the overall intention is neo-colonial recolonizing throughout Africa. The main danger is that the US picks favorites with no regard for democratic processes. It undermines legitimate governments, and supports and encourages divisive and authoritarian elements which it often finds easy to deal with, especially in a military to military manner. It did this when it supported and encouraged the overthrow of Nkrumah. It is still doing it, as in the recent interference with the Kenyan elections and the ongoing debacle in Somalia. Unfortunately there are many more examples than just these.

I suspect Jendayi Frazer was in Ghana at the end of December in an effort to shore up the NPP. I noticed there was a little talk of "power sharing" for a day or two in the Ghana news on GhanaWeb. Luckily that was unnecessary as well as undemocratic. "Power sharing" was how the US engineered keeping Kibaki in control in Kenya.